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Queen Elizabeth School 

Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, is an 11-18, co-ed, non-denominational, comprehensive school which has 1370 pupils, of whom 320 are in the Sixth Form. QES serves a large, prosperous and beautiful area of South Lakeland, North Yorkshire and North Lancashire with two thirds of its population drawn from outside the original Cumbria catchment area from as far away as Sedbergh, Ingleton, Lancaster, Arnside and Kendal.

The School has a fine tradition of "scholarship and care" dating back over 400 years, with its present popularity founded upon excellent results, impressive standards of care and a reputation for a friendly, relaxed yet purposeful atmosphere.

Our value-added measures are strong at every level, sufficient for us to be designated 'a high-performing specialist school'. We are also considered an 'outstanding' school by Ofsted with the top rating in all categories. Finally, we are one of the few schools nationally with three specialisms - the first in Performing Arts, the second in Modern Languages and from April 2007, a third as a Training School.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cathy O'Neill
Contact Position
015242 71275 
015242 72863 
Queen Elizabeth School

Where to go

Queen Elizabeth School
Kirkby Lonsdale

Local Offer


Details of the Learning Support Department and our "Local Offer" can be found on the school website under "QES Info" - alternatively follow the link below.

Contact Name
Cathy O'Neill
Contact Telephone
015242 71275
Contact Email
click here for details of the Learning Support Department
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-15 years)
Last updated: 25/02/2021
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